Ivanka Trump won’t challenge Rubio for Senate seat in 2022
Ivanka Trump will not challenge Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for his Senate seat in 2022, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to The Hill.
The New York Times first reported the development on Thursday, citing an unidentified source who told the newspaper that Trump was not considering a Senate bid, despite rumors that she would primary Rubio in the next election.
“Marco did speak with Ivanka a few weeks ago,” Nick Iacovella, a spokesman for Rubio, told the Times. “Ivanka offered her support for Marco’s reelection. They had a great talk.”
Rubio, who was first elected by the state back in 2010, will be running for his third term in the Senate next year.
The Times’s source also said that Rubio’s office asked for Trump not to address rumors about a Senate campaign until she and the senator could do a joint event in April.
According to the newspaper, Iacovella said there were discussions about an event, but would not say if Trump was asked not to discuss the Senate rumors.
Rubio and Trump’s father, former President Trump, had their differences during the 2016 Republican presidential primary campaign, but they were friendly after he was elected to the White House and during his four-year term.
Former President Trump and his family have moved to Florida after he lost the November election and are living in Palm Beach at his Mar-a-Lago resort.
Although there have been rumors about former President Trump and his children’s future in politics, no family member has announced any plans to run for office.
— Tal Axelrod contributed to this report, which was updated at 12:22 p.m.